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No winners in battles between gun owners, corporations

Subscriber onlyI'm not a member of the National Rifle Association, but many of my friends are. Continue reading...

Solunar tables

Subscriber onlyThe schedule of solunar periods has been taken from Mrs. Richard Alden Knight's Solunar Tables. Plan days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times if you wish to find the best sport each day has to offer. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for an hour and a half or two hours. Minor periods are of somewhat shorter duration. Continue reading...

Buffalo's best

Excellent fishing, fine dining highlight annual float trip

Subscriber onlyBUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER - Five anglers caught smallmouth bass just about every way they can be caught, including more big ones than usual. Continue reading...

Outdoors calendar

Subscriber onlyNOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com. Continue reading...

Copperheads too close for comfort

Subscriber onlyCopperheads have been a major pain in the face at our little corner of Hot Spring County this spring. Continue reading...

Fishing Hot Spots

Subscriber onlyLAKE CONWAY Bass fishing is excellent around the shoreline and along lily pads with soft plastics and white spinnerbaits. Bream fishing is excellent at 2 feet around the shoreline with crickets or worms. Crappie fishing is fair around cypress trees and bridges using minnows and jigs at 6-8 feet. Catfishing is excellent in the creek channels with large minnows. Continue reading...

State fishing report

Subscriber onlyCENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyNOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com. Continue reading...

NWA Outdoor briefs

Subscriber onlyDouthit wins Elite Series tournament Continue reading...

Walks, hikes mark National Trails Day

Subscriber onlyTo celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, the Arkansas master naturalists plan to host a statewide outreach event on National Trails Day on June 2. Continue reading...

Paddlers catch creek-arm crappie at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyUp a creek, but with a paddle, is a good thing when the crappie are biting. Continue reading...

Sagas from lakes, rivers roll in for contest

Subscriber onlyWe're headed down the home stretch of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette annual fish story contest, a chance for weekend anglers to become published authors and win a bunch of fishing lures to boot. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake Crappie fishing is good shallow and deep at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

AG&FC regional office to move

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — The relocation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fort Smith Regional Office will be complete by the end of the month, and the doors to the complex are expected to open June 11. Continue reading...

Bayou barbed-wire issue resolved

Subscriber onlyBarbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas under state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Continue reading...

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